NO, IT'S NOT THE TANK FAULT IT'S THE HEALER!!!!
While Helioptile may look appealing due to its ability Dry Skin, its poor bulk makes it unable to take attacks without being heavily damaged. One thing that Helioptile has going for it is access to Glare, which can paralyze Ground-types, and U-turn, which allows it to avoid getting trapped by Diglett. However, Helioptile's advantages are not enough to make up for its shortcomings, as other Electric-type Pokemon like Chinchou and Magnemite both outclass this Pokemon due to a better Special Attack stat, better defensive typing, and better bulk. Elekid can also perform Helioptile's offensive role better due to its higher Special Attack stat and its better Speed.
name: Life Orb
move 1: Thunderbolt
move 2: Surf
move 3: Glare / Hidden Power Ground
move 4: U-turn
item: Life Orb
ability: Dry Skin
evs: 92 Def / 192 SpA / 16 SpD / 196 Spe
ivs: 11 HP
This set is designed to make Helioptile hit as hard as possible, serve as a pivot with U-turn, and paralyze Pokemon with Glare. However, it can be easily be taken care of by common Pokemon like Foongus, Mienfoo, and Timburr. Furthermore, Electric-type Pokemon like Magnemite, Chinchou, and Elekid can do Helioptile's role better while having a more useful ability.
- Written by: [[Magma, 393488]]
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